02 | 04 | 2020

Policy proposals from Left MEPs in the European Parliament.

1. Zero dismissals

All employees should be protected from dismissal. This includes preventing the non-renewal of fixed-term or temporary contracts and the status of false self-employed persons. 

2. Leave no one behind

Measures must give priority to the protection of all workers, including those in atypical and precarious work such as domestic workers, migrant and platform workers, frontier and seasonal workers, the unemployed, self-employed, isolated workers and those suffering from in-work-poverty and homelessness. Water and electricity bills should be cancelled for all those in need during the crisis. All COVID19-related medical bills should be fully...

NATO has announced the holding this year in Europe, including in Portugal, of one of the largest military exercises of the last 25 years, to be held in a phased manner and in several countries by this aggressive political-military bloc.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NATO has decided to maintain them, reducing the size and postponing some of the exercises.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and...

It is with immense sadness that we have learned of the passing of Manolis Glezos, a pillar of the international left, a symbol of resistance against fascism, and a former member of our group.

Known for having torn down the swastika from the Acropolis in Athens at 18 years old, the loss of Glezos, 97, will be felt heavily by us all.

Co-presidents of the GUE/NGL group Martin...

USB ItaliaWith a deliberation of 10 pages the Cgsse (strike guarantee commission) opened the infringement proceedings against the USB Confederation for having dared to proclaim a general strike in defence of the health of workers and citizens on 25 March, limiting the duration in essential services such as health care, population relief, firefighters, urban hygiene and assistance cooperatives to just one...

PAME Solidarity With USB And its Great Fight To Defend The Workers’ Life And Health in Italy

PAME denounces the operation to silence Italian workers and their right to fight for the protection of their health and life.

Specifically, the so-called “Strike Rights Guarantee Committee” (CGSSE) moved legally against the USB trade union on the occasion of the strike on March 25th. CGSSE claims...

Italy has been especially hard hit by COVID-19. Maddalena Celano talks about the political and economic consequences of the virus crisis.

CPUSA: How are you and your family doing?

Maddalena Celano: #andràtuttobene [it will be alright] is the hashtag full of courage and positivity that Italians are spreading on the web. Meanwhile, the coronavirus has changed everyone’s life, both infected and...

'Ten years of neoliberal economic and financial policies have done deadly damage to our defences against health and other public emergencies', the Communist Party declared on Wednesday evening (March 25).

Reporting to an online meeting of the party's Political Committee, General Secretary Robert Griffiths attacked the past ten years of spending cuts, tax relief for the rich and big business and...

This time the “best place to work” or, for those that have not understood, Teleperformance has crossed the line, informing colleagues that will be working from home, that they will be watched through cameras. Using the pretext of securing the customers personal data and based on the inhuman policy of Teleperformance’s clean desk (according to which personal objects and all kinds of writing...

Ahead of today’s extraordinary plenary session of the European Parliament on special measures to address the coronavirus pandemic, Left MEPs insist on a comprehensive European response that discards failed economic dogmas and puts protecting life as the top priority.

GUE/NGL Co-President Manon Aubry set out the Left’s expectations in this unprecedented public health crisis:

“Emergency...

On behalf of the Pancyprian Federation of Labour PEO Cyprus we express our solidarity with strike organized by USB on the 25th of March demanding to stop of any production and activity that is not necessary and measures for the protection of the workers’ rights and health.

In Italy, as well in all other European countries the austerity measures that the European Union is imposing, have led to...

Stateless nations’ trade union LAB Basque Country, CUT, Galiza, Intersindical Canaria, Intersindical CSC and COS from Països Catalans, affiliated to the World Federation of Trade Unions, show its solidarity with the trade union Unione Sindacale di Base from Italy and in general with all the Italian working class facing the general strike called for tomorrow March 25th.

All of us know the current...

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